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Environment and Agriculture

Environment and Agriculture at Curtin seeks to address the important issues facing our planet across the terrestrial and marine landscapes in the areas of biodiversity, climate change and the sustainability of food production.

Environment and Agriculture

Our courses are supported by research-led teaching and delivered by academics with industry experience and the dedication to creating a better world. Within our main areas of research we have significant government collaborations and strong industry links and we create an impact both at a regional, national and international levels.

Possible careers

  • Agronomist
  • Environmental consultant
  • Environmental scientist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Mine site rehabilitation consultant


The Department of Environment and Agriculture have teaching and research laboratories located at Curtin’s Bentley campus, Technology Park and Margaret River campus (Viticulture and Oenology facilities).  Building 300 and 311 house laboratories for molecular biology, plant growth, disease management and ecology, animal physiology and microbiology. On the Manning Road side of campus is the Field Trial Area 126 which has glass houses, convirons and large growing areas for teaching and research purposes.

The Curtin Aquatic Research Laboratories (CARL) are based across the road from Curtin’s Bentley campus at Building 611 in Technology Park. CARL features three main re-circulation systems for seawater, freshwater and inland saline water controlled by a central computer system, allowing you to report  your activities and keep track of the various stages of your project (s). Building 611 also features postgraduate research and teaching laboratories, the Ecotoxicology Laboratory and the Horticulture Research Laboratory which investigates post-harvest treatments of fruit, vegetables and flowers with respect to increasing quality and storage life of produce.

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Telephone: +61 8 9266 7041